Bearkat Orientation

Bearkat Orientation is here to help you succeed in your transition. Sam Houston State University’s Bearkat Orientation program is a wonderful opportunity to get questions answered and get started navigating the logistics associated with starting college or transferring from one school to another. It is also an opportunity to make friends and have FUN! The Bearkat Orientation Program hosts organized, purposeful, and positive introduction sessions for all new SHSU students and their families.

All 2016 - 2017 high school graduates are REQUIRED to attend (transfer hours do not count)

All students who graduated high school BEFORE the 2016-2017 academic year

Freshman Session Dates
Registration Status
Transfer Session Dates
Registration Status
Monday, June 5th – Tuesday, June 6th Closed Monday, August 14th
Thursday, June 8th – Friday, June 9th Closed Friday, August 18th
Thursday, June 15th – Friday, June 16th Closed
Thursday, June 22nd – Friday, June 23rd Closed
Thursday, June 29th – Friday, June 30th Closed
Thursday, July 6th – Friday, July 7th 70% Full
Thursday, July 13th – Friday, July 14th
Thursday, July 20th – Friday, July 21st
Thursday, July 27th – Friday, July 28th

Accepted Students & Bearkat Orientation
Estill Building Suite 105| Box 2195| Huntsville, Texas 77341-2195
Phone: 936.294.1782 | Fax: 936.294.1271| Email:

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